Wildlife, fish, and declared pest animals - additional permits and requirements
The use and keeping of animals in Victoria is overseen by a number of government agencies.
If animals are used for scientific procedures or bred as specified animals, there can be additional requirements to those that are covered in this section of our website.
Wildlife research permits
Wildlife research permits are required for the use of wildlife for research or teaching.
Fisheries permits and authorisations
A permit and or other authorisation under the Fisheries Act 1995 may be required when fish are used in Victoria for the purpose of research.
For more information contact the Customer Service Centre on 136 186.
Pest animal permits
Pest animal research or education permits are required for the keeping and/or the release of a declared pest animal species.